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fail British & World English

Be unsuccessful in achieving one’s goal

fail English Thesaurus

they could not explain why the enterprise had failed

Fianna Fáil British & World English

One of the two main political parties of the Republic of Ireland. Larger and traditionally more republican than its rival Fine Gael, it was formed in 1926 in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 by Eamon de Valera together with some of the moderate members of Sinn Fein

fail-safe British & World English

Causing a piece of machinery to revert to a safe condition in the event of a breakdown or malfunction

pass-fail British & World English

Denoting a class, course, or system of grading in which the only two grades given are “pass” and “fail.”

Fianna Fáil New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

political party in the Republic of Ireland

without fail British & World English

With no exception; always

words fail me British & World English

Used to express one’s disbelief or dismay

too big to fail British & World English

(Of a financial organization or other business) so important to the economy of a country that a government or central bank must take measures to prevent it from ceasing to trade or going bankrupt

failing British & World English

In the absence of; if not

without fail in fail British & World English

With no exception; always

failover British & World English

A procedure by which a system automatically transfers control to a duplicate system when it detects a fault or failure

words fail me in word British & World English

Used to express one’s disbelief or dismay

too big to fail in fail British & World English

(Of a financial organization or other business) so important to the economy of a country that a government or central bank must take measures to prevent it from ceasing to trade or going bankrupt

without fail in fail English Thesaurus

she went to Mass every Sunday without fail


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